Election Day is upon us and I still haven’t decided.
This election cycle has been going on what seems like forever. It feels like its been a continuation of the last mid-term election cycle with nary a change in beat.
Wearing my journalistic beanie, you know, the one with the propeller on top, it’s actually an arrow from a board game. You spin it and make a move according to where it points. I am beyond being a late decider; I have spent the last couple of years just trying to take it all in. I consciously try to refrain from making judgments or decisions, so I can cover campaigns and candidates as fairly as possible. I don’t always succeed in holding back on judging, but I do refrain from making my decision. Now, I have no excuses and I have to decide.
So what’s wrong with these pictures?
They aren’t in any particular order; I just tried to graphically put them nose-to-nose. Maybe that’s my problem? I’ve been looking for the definitive picture and now I have to get beyond the eyes and my ears and make choices. The top selections are:
Presidential candidates Senators John S. McCain, Arizona Republican and Barack H. Obama, Illinois Democrat.
Or is it going to be a middle of the road candidate?
Do yard signs help or just give you a chuckle?
Congressional candidates, Bernalillio County Sheriff Darren White, Republican and former Albuquerque City Councillor Martin Heinrich, Democrat.
I’ll be voting late this afternoon; it’s more than my civic duty. I may as well savor the campaign season as long as I can. If a race is determined by a single vote, I want it to be the last one cast; mine.
Then it’s on to covering the “Victory parties.” Tomorrow, start dissecting what happened.
I anticipate the recap will feel like a train wreck.